Telus tests 5G, rolls out LTE-Advanced Pro in Vancouver

Tuesday 4 October 2016 | 17:28 CET | News
Canadian operator Telus announced that it achieved speeds of 29.3 Gbps in tests of pre-5G equipment with Huawei. The speed tests took place at Telus and Huawei’s 5G Living Lab in Vancouver, where the companies have been trialling next-generation technologies since late last year in a live, real-world setting. 

While 5G is anticipated to become mainstream by 2020, Telus customers in the Vancouver area will have early access to some of the new technology, the operator said. In addition to the successful 29.3 Gbps field trial of 5G, one LTE wireless site in Vancouver has been upgraded with the latest advancement in LTE-Advanced Pro technologies, capable of speeds of up to 1 Gbps. Five more sites will be upgraded in the coming weeks, and Telus customers will be able to take advantage of these technologies as early as next year, as LTE-Advanced Pro compatible devices become available.

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